Repentant Boko Haram members can become president – Major General Abdulmalik Bulama Biu
Major General Abdulmalik Bulama Biu, the General Officer Commanding the 7 Division, has said repentant Bokoharam members stand the chance of becoming president of Nigeria.
He said this during an interview with newsmen in Borno State on Sunday.
He appealed to Bokoharam fighters to surrender unconditionally.
Boko Haram should lay down their arms unconditionally and be accepted in their community; opportunities are out there for them. They can be rehabilitated. An ex-Boko Haram member who has laid down his arms and turns away from negativity stands to become the President of this country and take up any position in this country.
Why is he wasting his time when he cannot even deliver? But we have appealed to them including their collaborator to see reason to drop their arms as quickly as possible so that we can once again re-occupy our position in Nigeria and Borno State
Noting that time for peace is now .
The general added,
The best for them is to lay down their arms as this is the only way we can move forward. As professional soldier, we will continue to do our best by projecting our efforts. We will not be distracted by the activities of some of our detractors, by the activities of some of the collaborators.
Nigeria deserves peace, the North-East deserves peace, the people of Borno deserve peace because it is only when there is peace that there will be development and it is time now and that is why I said there is time for everything. If we were in difficult times for eight years, it is now time for peace.